For many, deciding to get a breast augmentation is exciting and the mind tends to focus on the final product – the post-surgery look. However, it is also common to feel nervous about the operation.
So just how risky is breast augmentation surgery?
Today, we’re going to address some of the most common concerns people might have about the procedure and explain how potential hazards are avoided.
Using the right materials to avoid reactions
No surgery is without its risks. However, breast augmentation surgery is incredibly routine for a specialist surgeon, and issues are more likely to arise from the surgical materials rather than the procedure itself.
Your surgeon will need to assess the materials they are using for the implant to best suit your body, as well as the drugs and tools they use throughout the process. As such, it is essential to provide a thorough medical history to your surgeon in order to avoid complications from allergic reactions.
This is one of the easiest ways to avoid complications of surgery, dramatically reducing the risk of something going wrong.
Ensuring you are well placed mentally
One of the biggest issues people don’t often talk about is the psychological impact of getting your breasts done. The physical changes are going to affect your lifestyle in one way or another and it’s important you go into the surgery well prepared, not just physically but also mentally.
Ensure you’re in a good place in your life to accept these changes.
Therefore, a psychological evaluation should be conducted before your surgery to ensure you’re in a good place to accept these changes. At the end of this exam, it should be clear to you and your evaluator that you are mentally stable enough to handle a surgery.
Pre-existing conditions suggestive of psychological insecurity, for example alcoholism or eating disorders, often disqualify a candidate from undergoing breast augmentation. Unfortunately, such conditions are linked to higher rates of depression post surgery.
Those undergoing breast augmentation should also ensure they have realistic expectations about the surgery. No surgeon can precisely replicate the breasts of your favourite celebrity – the job will be unique to your body and its needs.
Of course, any concerns you have and how best to prepare for your surgery can be addressed in your consultation with your surgeon. Set up a meeting with our professionals today, and we’ll answer any more questions you may have about breast augmentations.